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Fannie Mae Overview

Washington, DC
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Public (FNMA)
$10+ billion (USD) per year
Fannie Mae serves the people who house America. We are a leading source of financing for mortgage lenders, providing access to affordable mortgage financing in all markets at all times. Our financing makes sustainable homeownership and workforce rental housing a reality for ... Read more

Mission: To provide access to reliable, affordable mortgage financing in all markets at all times. Our vision is to be America’s most valued housing partner.

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Company Updates

  • Read why Fannie Mae's annual volunteer event, "7 Days to SERVE," means so much to Project Analyst, Holly Mokracek, in the Heart of Housing Blog.

    Reflecting on 7 Days to SERVE 2017 | Fannie Mae

    Started in 2012, 7 Days to SERVE is a weeklong volunteering event that gives all employees the opportunity to volunteer with non-profit organizations.

  • HousingWire featured Andrew Bon Salle, EVP of our Single Family Mortgage Business, on Fannie Mae's evolution into a smart, agile company.

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Fannie Mae – Why Work For Us?

Fannie Mae works at the heart of housing by providing reliable, affordable mortgage financing in all markets at all times, and buying loans that banks and other lenders originate, so they can fund new loans. This gives more people the opportunity to buy, refinance, or rent homes and apartments. Creating these opportunities is what drives the people who work at Fannie Mae.

Working at the heart of housing means continuously improving our company and our industry. We work tirelessly with our colleagues and our partners to ensure Fannie Mae is positioned to build a stronger, safer, more efficient housing finance system - one that continues to create housing opportunities for homebuyers and renters in all communities across the nation for generations to come. 

We view our culture as one of our most important differentiators. That means ensuring our employees find challenging and fulfilling work; continuous learning and development; and a culture committed to rewards and recognition. We are a leader in diversity and inclusion, and are driven by our vision, mission, and values.

Our Values:

  • We lead the market
  • We serve our partners
  • We get things done and done right
  • We can be counted on
  • We value our people and our communities
  • We are One Fannie Mae

Be At the Heart of Housing

What does it mean to work at Fannie Mae? What’s in it for you? At Fannie Mae, you have the opportunity to Be At the Heart of Housing. It’s the idea that our work is at the center of something important – the housing industry. It’s a big idea that can inspire us all – the work we do every day makes a difference in people’s lives.

We regard our employees as the very center of the company’s success. We value a spirit of collaboration and competitiveness to drive positive change, innovation, and creativity. We provide a rewarding and enjoyable work environment offering career opportunities today to help you build your skills for tomorrow.

Fannie Mae has one of the most diverse workforces of any financial services company in the nation. Forty-nine percent of our workers are minorities and 47 percent are women. Representing a wide range of perspectives, we are better able to serve families in today’s housing market.

Our employees have full access to 10 Employee Resource Groups, which provide a better understanding of the value of different backgrounds and lifestyles. These groups, which host events throughout the year, include Hispanic, LGBT, Christian Salt and Light, African American, and INDUS (INDians in the USa).

Fannie Mae is committed to making a difference in the communities across America where we live and work. Volunteerism is a core value and tenet of our corporate culture. Created in 1988, our Help the Homeless program is the nation’s largest fundraising effort focused on preventing and ending homelessness. We support our employees in their volunteer efforts and coordinate volunteer activities for employees and teams. Our employees donate tens of thousands of hours of service each year to non-profits, schools, and community groups on a wide range of projects and initiatives.

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    Great benefits at Fannie Mae. Been here long enough to vouch for that. Support work-life, education, housing. The annual Help the Homeless evens are great as well


    Nothing to complain about. Great place to work for. I have no complaints about working here. Management and co-workers are great to work with.

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Fannie Mae Photos

Fannie Mae photo of: Fannie Mae Young Professionals Employee Resource Group SERVE Event
Fannie Mae photo of: Headquarters of Fannie Mae- 3900 Wisconsin Avenue, N.W in Washington DC (Photo attributed to AgnosticPreachersKid - licensed under the CCL Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0)
Fannie Mae photo of: Single-Family Products Event
Fannie Mae photo of: Campus Recruiting at the University of Virginia
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Fannie Mae photo of: Social Celebrating Women's History Month
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Fannie Mae Interviews



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    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Fannie Mae (Washington, DC) in March 2017.


    Met at campus recruiting, then a received an email for an on site interview. Met on site in Washington, DC with 3 different people for 30 minutes at a time.

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Fannie Mae Awards & Accolades

  • Computerworld Premier 100 Technology Leaders, ComputerWorld, 2017
  • Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) Corporate Equality Index, 2017
  • Sovereigns, Supranationals, and Agencies Deal of the Year, Risk Magazine, 2017
  • Fortune 500, Fortune, 2016
  • 50 Best Companies for Diversity, Black Enterprise, 2016
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